An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror is memory loss. He is recuperating at his sister’s and she is helped by a male live-in nurse. A psychotherapist visits twice weekly. Matt has a vague feeling he is not the person everyone believes him to be. Then the sister and nurse are murdered and the tale really heats up. Good, strong characters and interconnecting plots with plenty of twists and turns make this first-rate stuff. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
Featuring Simon Kernick's maverick detective, Tina Boyd, this is the gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and Stay Alive. 'It's night, and I'm in a strange house. The lights are on, and I'm standing outside a half-open door. Feeling a terrible sense of forboding, I walk slowly inside. And then I see her. A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed. She's dead. There's blood everywhere. And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me...' A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares. When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, Matt Barron is forced to turn to the one person who can help. Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd. Soon they are both on the run...
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Kernick has long been recognised for energising the British thriller. Books such as The Business of Dying, the first in his bestselling sequence of London-based novels, are crammed full of fresh and original touches, and The Final Minute continues the trajectory. The troubled protagonist, Matt, has a tangled past which is revealed as the book progresses – his amnesia having wiped out his memory. Tina, a former detective on one of the Met’s Murder Investigation Teams, is an ally – one he sorely needs.
'Another accomplished race against time with a delightfully morally ambiguous hero.' Sunday Mirror
'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' Harlan Coben
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Publication date: 15/01/2015
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Simon Kernick was our Guest Editor in February 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand ...More About Simon Kernick